Pablo Ripollés is an Assistant Professor with a joint position between the Department of Psychology and the Music and Audio Research Laboratory (MARL) at New York University. He received a B.M. in Computer Engineering from University of València (2009), an MSc in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Navarra (2011), and a PhD in Biomedicine from the University of Barcelona (2016).
Dr. Ripollés work relies on creating a joint theoretical framework to study language, reward, memory and music with a clear objective: capitalize on music to shape cognition, and capitalize on cognition to shape music.
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Michael McPhee is a Junior Research Scientist and Lab Manager at New York University. He received a B.A. in Biology, Neuroscience, and Cognitive Science from Williams College (2015) and has been working with Dr. Ripollés from the lab's early days.
Michael is interested in studying musical experience as the intersection of reward learning, social cognition, and neuroaesthetics.
Michal Goldstein is a PhD student in the Department of Music Technology and the Music and Audio Research Laboratory (MARL) at New York University. Her advisors are Mary Farbood (MARL) and Pablo Ripollés (MARL/Psychology). She received a B.A. in Musicology and Psychology (2016), and an M.A in Musicology and Cognitive Sciences (2019) from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Michal is interested in the intersection between music theory and perception, and in using the experience of music listening in order to better understand the brain.